If recent reports that have surfaced are true, erstwhile PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko might be making his way to the gates of the UFC in the not-too-distant future.
The once “Baddest Man on the Planet” is currently riding a redemptive two-fight win streak against the likes of mid-tier fighters Jeff Monson and Satoshi Ishii.
Prior to those victories, Fedor had encountered something that was more or less alien to him for nigh on a decade—defeat.
In his last trio of outings for San Jose-based organization Strikeforce, the Russian mixed martial artist was to lose all three—one more devastating than the other—a submission loss to Fabricio Werdum and a TKO defeat to Antonio Silva.
However, for the coup de grâce, Fedor was knocked out by Dan Henderson—the first time he’d ever been actually stopped in his storied career (the loss to Tsuyoshi Kohsaka was by of doctor stoppage).
With that said, if Fedor does make it to the UFC, what fights await him?
Let’s take a look.